Boomerang : The Biggest Bust

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This is the shocking story of how a continent succumbed to temptation and took leave of its senses. Greek monks became playboy financiers. Icelandic fishermen became investment bankers. And Germans became even more German. Then, the money ran out. In this tragicomic romp across Europe, Michael Lewis sets out to uncover what happens when the greed of entire nations comes back to bite them. What he finds is stranger and more compelling than fiction.§§"Boomerang" is the ultimate book for our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141975016
  • 9780141975016
  • 943,619

About Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters), the breakneck tour of Europe's post-crunch economy, Boomerang, and the bestselling expose of high-speed financial scams, Flash Boys. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.
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Fascinating ... the book could not be more timely ... a sharp-edged narrative that leaves readers with a visceral understanding of the fiscal recklessness that lies behind today's headlines -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times Michael Lewis's bravura journey through Europe's economic underbelly brilliantly charts the consequences of a world plagued by debt ... highly enjoyable ... nicely politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight -- Robert Harris Sunday Times Brilliant ... he has a novelist's gift Spectator, Books of the Year Lewis' investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hiliarious GQ magazine Lewis is the finest storyteller of our generation -- Malcolm Gladwell He is so good everyone else may as well pack up Evening Standard Michael Lewis meets some extraordinary characters in his excursion through the barely controlled madness that is modern finance ... lucid, entertaining -- Tony Barber Financial Times He writes with the wit and observational eye of a travel writer -- Richard Fitzpatrick Irish Examiner He writes quite brilliantly and understands the complex financial matters whereof he speaks. As polemical prose goes, it is hard to beat -- Howard Davies Management Today
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33,774 ratings
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